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At this time, per CDC and NY State guidance, PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION is required for entry to Rockwood Music Hall (this includes artists and staff as well).
You may purchase a ticket to any Rockwood Music Hall event if you are FULLY VACCINATED, meaning you have received the 2nd of 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than 14 days prior to an event. Please read all attendance procedures (detailed below) prior to your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back!
A very limited number of bar stools and balcony table seats are available on a first come first served basis.
There is a one drink minimum per show *standing*
There is a two drink minimum per show *seated*
“The songs on this album don’t come with a lot of resolution,” says Brian Dunne. “As a writer, your instinct can be to try and wrap things up in neat little bows and promise everybody that everything’s going to be alright, but that just didn’t feel real to me.”
Instead, Dunne’s poignant new album, ‘Selling Things,’ faces down doubt and disappointment head on, learning to make peace with uncertainty and find catharsis in acceptance. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer/mixer/engineer Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Caroline Rose), the collection is a dark and dreamy meditation on the nature of fulfillment, one that balances the personal and political as it contemplates an impending apocalypse that feels more literal and less metaphorical with each passing day.
Dunne writes with a cinematic eye for detail here, offering up fully fleshed out character studies and immersive vignettes that capture the kind of small, seemingly inconsequential moments that only later reveal their profound and lasting impacts. It’s an approach that calls to mind everything from Jackson Browne and Tom Waits to Jonathan Richman and Chrissie Hynde, and the result is a blend of black humor and probing introspection that sounds at once vintage and modern, familiar and foreign, hopeful and fatalistic. “These songs all came out of a pretty difficult year of my life when I wasn’t sure what was going on with me,” reflects Dunne. “I started to spiral due to what I later learned was obsessive compulsive disorder, but at the time, I was undiagnosed and medicating myself with booze and drugs. It got pretty gnarly, and for a while, I thought I was genuinely losing my mind.”
Raised in New York State, Dunne got his start the old fashioned way, crisscrossing the country performing hundreds of shows a year as he built up a dedicated fanbase one night at a time. He released a pair of acclaimed albums along the way—2015’s ‘Songs From The Hive’ and 2017’s ‘Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements’—that garnered frequent airplay on SiriusXM and helped land him dates with everyone from Cat Power and Dylan LeBlanc to Rosanne Cash and Lee Ann Womack alongside high profile spots on Cayamo and NPR’s Mountain Stage. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and cat.
Under current CDC guidance, the State of New York now allows music events to take place indoors, without social distancing, mask-free, with a 100% COVID-19 vaccinated audience (including artists and staff).
You may purchase a ticket to any Rockwood Music Hall event if you are FULLY VACCINATED, meaning you have received the 2nd of 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than 14 days prior to an event. Please read all attendance procedures below prior to your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back!
Remember, a general rule of thumb still stands: if you do not feel well, please stay home, get tested, and get well!
CHECK-IN: Patrons will be required to queue 6 feet apart outside the venue. We recommend that you arrive early, as check-in time may be lengthier than normal due to the below procedures. Please have your valid government issued ID and proof of COVID-19 Vaccination out and ready before arriving at the door.
Valid proof of vaccination includes:
2) A CDC issued paper vaccination card
Refunds will not be given to anyone turned away at the door for failing to provide qualifying proof of vaccination (your ticket has already taken someone else’s spot!)
ONCE INSIDE: Masks are not required, but also not discouraged. Do whatever makes you feel safest. Please note that there are no social distancing requirements. Everyone inside the building will be fully vaccinated, including artists and staff.
For your peace of mind, hand sanitizer is accessible throughout the venue, and disposable masks are available by request behind the bar. Additionally, the venue’s HVAC system is equipped with CDC-recommended MERV-13 air filters.
AFTER THE SHOW: Please exit the venue through Stage 3 Ground Level to ensure one-way traffic. You are welcome to stay at the Stage 3 bar as long as you’d like!
We ask for your patience and understanding as we continually adjust our operations to be as efficient and safe as possible in the post-COVID world. As always, thank you for continuing to support live music in NYC. We’ll see you soon!
TERMS & CONDITIONS: By entering Rockwood Music Hall, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and relinquish Rockwood Music Hall from any and all liability.